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N.Korea’s ICBM fires up fears in South for US alliance

Tourists look out towards North Korea at an observation point within the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea North Korea’s latest missile test has extended the range of its weapons to much of mainland US and raised a new fear in the South: would Washington protect Seoul when that could put American cities in danger? The US is security guarantor for the democratic and capitalist South, where 28,500 US troops are stationed to defend it from Pyongyang after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with a ceasefire instead of a peace treaty. The alliance with Seoul has also been a …read more

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